Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

Opening October 29


Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Oct 29 12:00 AM
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Film Info
Runtime:96 min
Country Listing:USA
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Cinema Extra
Display Category:Coming Soon
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mary Wharton
VR Director(s):TRUE


If it hadn’t been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Greg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have been elected the 39th President of the United States. Discover how Carter’s lifelong passion for music— from soul and gospel, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll—gave him an unexpected edge as a presidential candidate. Through tight bonds with the biggest musicians of the day, and the unifying power of music, Carter tapped into a force that transcended racial and generational divides, and often party lines. Part rockumentary, part presidential portrait, this fascinating film combines interviews with Carter, alongside rare archival performances from Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, and more.

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